A loan of $500 helped to buy stock merchandise for her grocery store.

Maria Victoria's story

María, 51, is the mother of two children; she’s a merchant by occupation. She sells food and manages a grocery store. She did not attend elementary school but she is a woman who knows how to fight for her family. She started out selling food in the municipal markets and saved up until she was able to open a grocery store and succeeded in doing so. Thanks to these activities she’s been able to survive along with her family.

She needs financing to buy rice, sugar, toilet paper, juices, bread, canned goods and oil because they are the products most in demand by her customers and that are very much needed. Her idea is to stock her grocery store with a wider variety of products that are very necessary for her customers’ family consumption. She’d like to gradually improve her humble abode’s infrastructure as much as possible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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